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Boyfriend Doesn't Say "I Love You" on His Own

Group Therapy: Boyfriend Doesn't Say "I Love You" on His Own

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So, this isn't really a huge deal . . . more of an annoyance than anything. But my boyfriend never says I love you without having prompting from me first (as in, I say it and then he says it back).

We've been dating for four years now so I don't expect him to run around declaring his love for me all the time or anything, but it would be nice to hear him tell me he loves me on his own once in a while. I am mostly bothered because when he says it in response to me it feels like he might not really mean it — like he is just used to saying it back, etc. Is this something to be rightfully annoyed about? Or am I just being weird?

I have mentioned this to him before and he said that since he already told me he loves me, he doesn't feel the need to say it all the time, which is kind of lame in my opinion. I say I love you to him because sometimes I just randomly realize that he is awesome and it pops out. I feel like he must not feel the same way about me.

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